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Contract modification awarded for WGS satellite enhancement

Posted July 20, 2012 by

The U.S. Air Force Space Command has awarded a $111 million contract modification to Boeing Space and Intelligence Systems. The contract is for the development and production of an enhanced...

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World War II veteran presented POW Medal

Posted November 22, 2013 by Joe Juarez

Col. Scott W. Beidleman, director, Space and Missile Systems Center, Development Planning Directorate, at Los Angeles Air Force Base, Calif., presides over a Prisoner of War Medal presentation, Oct 25, 2013. The POW Medal was presented to World War II Army Air Corps SSgt. Charles Brudo at the request of retired Air Force Col. Vincent…

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Northrop Grumman awards $10,000 engineering scholarships

Posted June 8, 2012 by Staff

WOODLAND HILLS, Calif. – Northrop Grumman has announced the winners of its fifth annual Engineering Scholars program for graduating high school seniors in the greater Woodland Hills community planning...

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Raytheon recognizes ‘Math Hero’ teachers nationwide

Posted September 14, 2012 by

Raytheon is ringing in the school year by honoring 32 teachers nationwide with MathMovesU(r) Math Heroes Awards. The honor recognizes outstanding work with students in math using interactive and creative learning initiatives. Each Math Hero receives a $2,500 award and a matching grant for his or her school. Winners were selected based on compelling submissions…

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Nominations open for 64th Annual Arthur S. Flemming Award

Posted June 22, 2012 by by Gloria Kwizera

Air Force officials are accepting nominations for the 64th Annual Arthur S. Flemming Award. The award is sponsored by the George Washington University, in conjunction with the Arthur S. Flemming Awards Commission. It honors outstanding federal employees who have made significant and extraordinary contributions to the federal government. Nominations are open to federal employees and…

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Former AFMC commander named TD White Award winner

Posted November 9, 2012 by Don Branum

A former vice chief of staff and commander of Air Force Materiel Command received the Air Force Academy’s Thomas D. White National Defense Award in a ceremony at the Air Force Academy Oct. 25. Retired Gen. Lester Lyles received the award for his involvement with the president’s Intelligence Advisory Board and the Defense Science Board,…

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Air Force releases colonel, lieutenant colonel promotion list

Posted June 22, 2012 by Staff

Fourteen lieutenant colonels and 1,269 majors were selected for promotion to colonel and lieutenant colonel during the 2012A line of the Air Force and LAF-judge advocate central selection boards, Air Force Personnel Center officials announced. To see the entire promotion list, go to http://www.afpc.af.mil/shared/media/document/AFD-120614-132.pdf. The boards considered 124 lieutenant colonels and 6,639 majors for promotion….

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Senior master sergeant-select list release

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The Air Force released the list of 1,367 master sergeants selected for promotion to senior master sergeant today. To see the list, go to http://www.afpc.af.mil/shared/media/document/AFD-130228-007.pdf. Those selected represent 10.65 percent of the 12,834 eligible, Air Force Personnel Center officials said. Selectees will be able to access their scores in the virtual MPF via the secure…

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Northrop Grumman business unit achieves two quality management certifications

Posted March 26, 2012 by Staff

CARPINTERIA, Calif. – Astro Aerospace, a strategic business unit of Northrop Grumman, has achieved certifications in two quality management systems that together signify the company meets rigorous requirements and international quality standards for the aerospace, defense and space industry. Astro Aerospace achieved the transition from AS9100 Revision B to Revision C, showing that the company’s…

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Officials release technical sergeant promotion stats

Posted June 22, 2012 by Staff

Air Force officials selected 8,518 of 37,402 eligible staff sergeants for promotion to technical sergeant for a selection rate of 22.77 percent. The average score for those selected was 321.94, with an average time in grade of 5.39 years and time in service of 10.58 years. Weighted factor averages included the following: 132.69 for enlisted…

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